Textured Feed with High Levels of Antioxidants for Performance Horses
- High levels of vegetable oil for high energy
- Highest quality ingredient standards in the industry
- Formulated with Trinergy®, McCauley’s performance horse supplement
Feed ½ to 2 lbs. per 100 pounds body weight per day, with good quality forage (hay and/or pasture) to maintain the desired body condition and energy level of the individual horse.
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This guideline is for horses with a mature body weight range of 1100-1300 lb (500-590 kg). The amount of feed given at any one time should be no more than 0.5% of the horse’s body weight. Each horse has individual feeding needs. For example, a 1200 lb. horse should be fed no more than 6 lbs. per feeding and therefore, should be fed twice a day if at medium work and three times a day if at intense work.
As a general guideline, horses on excellent hay or pasture may require half the amount of feed. Horses on extremely poor hay or pasture may need double the amount of feed.
The hay in this guideline is an average quality mixed hay (12% crude protein & 0.85-0.90 Mcal/lb). As the hay quality drops, the amount of feed will need to be increased and a higher protein level may also be required. Conversely, better quality hay can reduce the quantity of feed needed and may also allow for a lower protein feed. Pasture equivalent means at the same moisture content and same nutritional quality as the hay.
The actual amounts required will depend on factors such as body weight, intensity and amount of work, season or climate and individual efficiency. Always provide clean, fresh water. Salt should always be available. Additional electrolytes may be necessary if exercising at high intensity under hot and humid conditions. Do not feed additional proteins, vitamins or minerals except on the advice of a nutritionist. Consult your veterinarian concerning proper health programs, and always maintain a good worm control program.